Standing up for Membership
Please note: you must first attend a new member orientation before standing up for Provisional (or Senior) Membership.
What do I need to do to stand-up for Provisional Membership?
Complete a volunteer task! If you still need a task, email RiversideBC+Volunteers(at)groupspaces(dot)com.
At the meeting you will need to give a quick 2 min introduction about yourself to the membership. Tell us about your rowing background, what program you row with at RBC, your occupation and how you plan to contribute to RBC in the future – and answer any general questions the membership has.
The membership will then vote on accepting you as a Provisional Member.
What do I need to do to stand-up for Senior Membership?
Describe how you have contributed to RBC as a Provisional Member and how you plan to continue to contribute as a Senior Member. The Membership Committee make sure that you’re ready to stand-up in front of the membership.
At the meeting, you’ll need to share your contributions with the membership and answer questions they have.
The membership will then vote on accepting you as a Senior Member.
Fill out the form below if you'd like to stand-up for membership at a quarterly meeting.
Members must pay all dues and fees on time to retain the privileges of membership. All continuing membership dues and fees will be billed in February and are due by March 15. One’s membership is active until the following March. New member dues and fees are due upon a prospective member’s clearance by the Membership Committee. Dues, rack fees, locker fees and all other assessments are determined by the Board of Directors for each fiscal year.
Partial-year Provisional Membership: Those joining after August 31. Those joining after November 30 pay a full year’s dues but their membership extends through the next year. If the next years dues increase after the new member joins, the new member is required to pay the difference.
Coxswain Memberships: Coxswains DO NOT need to pay the initiation fee. If a coxswain would like to have full voting privileges, they must pay full annual dues, the initiation fee and follow the membership process – standing up for Provisional Membership and then standing up for Senior Membership.
A member may request a refund of dues for any reason. The amount of the refund will be based on the following guidelines. For new members joining between:
September 1 and December 31:
January 1 - April 30:
50% refund if the request is received before April 30
25% refund if the request is received before May 31
0% refund if the request is received after May 31
December 1 of the previous year and August 31:
50% refund if the request is received within 30 days of clearance of membership by the Membership Committee
25% refund if the request is received between 31 to 60 days of clearance of membership by the Membership Committee
0% refund if the request is received after 61 days of clearance of membership by the Membership Committee
NOTE: Rack fees are refunded on a pro-rated basis. Refunds will be granted with the understanding that the member is resigning from membership and will immediately vacate his or her assigned rack space and locker. Anyone wishing to re-join the club who has resigned under these circumstances will be subject to all the procedures and fees applicable to any prospective new member.